Single Point Links posted in July 2014

Two Fined for Week 5 Hits

Published on July 29, 2014 5:46 PM

Getting through? Maybe not.

Obligatory CFL US TV Article Link

Published on July 23, 2014 10:14 PM

You asked for US rating numbers and the US broadcast deal value.

Three Fined

Published on July 23, 2014 7:23 PM

Only one fine for a hit, two fines for other actions. After a week without fines, maybe the message is getting through.

Return of Football to Ottawa Timeline

Published on July 19, 2014 3:55 PM

For my purposes and posterity, the most complete timeline of the dates and events that led to the birth of the RedBlacks and return of football to Ottawa.

Where Are They Now? Sandy Annunziata

Published on July 16, 2014 7:49 PM

Living in Fort Erie and running for Niagara Regional councillor. Ten years in the CFL with Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto from 1995 to 2005.

Returning Football Glory to Ottawa

Published on July 12, 2014 1:01 AM

A good rundown of the events that led up to next Friday’s regular season home opener for the RedBlacks and the reasons to hope for a return of glory.

Two Fined, One Maximum Amount

Published on July 7, 2014 7:14 PM

Week 2 and the numbers are down. Is the message being heard? Time will tell as the season goes on, but players must be taking notice now that reckless and dangerous hits will cost them half a pay check. It is about time the CFL starting using this option rather than suspensions. Officials should also be told to error on the side of caution and eject players going high on hits with no regard to anyone’s safety. Or at least throw a flag.

Tim Hortons Field Not Ready

Published on July 7, 2014 6:56 PM

The Tiger-Cats are to host first two games at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. No word on the television logistics for Ron Joyce Stadium. A poor option for Plan B, but a forced one. Such is the state of Canada’s football stadiums, where competing monopolies ensure there are no options.

Five Fined, Hebert Maximum Amount

Published on July 3, 2014 7:20 PM

This shows a new seriousness from the league. Players need to understand they are all brethren, even on the field, and there are limits to how far they can go. The classic around the waist tackle can be devastating and impress coaches. Putting your brother’s future at risk is not necessary.

Update: Maximum fine.